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political science and leadership studies

Duk Kim

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Director of International Studies

Political Science
Associate Professor
International Studies

Main Campus
McMullen Hall, 206
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. Kim utilizes methodological approaches to examine the post-conflict management roles of the UN and humanitarian NGOs for war-torn societies.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri
Political Science

MA, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

BA, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

Courses Taught

PSCI 306 - Model United Nations
PSCI 130 - Global Issues
PSCI 309 - International Politics
PSCI 313 - US Foreign Policy
PSCI 316 - International Law
PSCI 319 - Comparative Politics
STAT 213 - Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Science

Areas of Professional Interest

International Conflicts, Third Party Intervention, and East Asian Politics

Recent Academic and Professional Presentations

"Catch Me If You Can:  North Korea's Brinkmanship" will be presented at the World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities in April of 2017.

Chaired a roundtable on "Current Challenges in Global Politics" at the Iowa Association of Political Scientists Conference in Ames, Iowa, in March of 2016.

Professional Affiliations

International Studies Association
American Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association
World Affairs Council of the QC